This area is under development. In the meantime, here's an EXTEREMELY brief
starter for you...
- Your user_name, login_name, account_name and other like terms all have the
same meaning. These terms may be used interchangeably with no change in
- Passwords are case sensitive.
- The default file in your web space is "index.html".
- Graphic files must be transfered in binary mode. Text/HTML files may be
transferred in binary but it is slightly faster to transfer these in ascii.
- When loggin on to your server space using an ftp client, you should default
to your own directory (ie, user/home/your_directory) - don't forget to change
to the "public_html" directory prior to uploading files to your server
- When using other people's graphics - download them to your own space - Do
NOT reference their server (don't call them into your page from their server).
It's rude, it's wrong and it makes it impossible for those contributors of free
graphics for the Internet to maintain their fine services!
A BRIEF HTML TUTORIAL:
Each file on this server (non-graphic, non-sound, etc) must have the
extension ".html" or "htm" (The first file must be named
index.html). This page, for example, is named "tutorial.html". Graphic
images must have the extension .gif or .jpg. Other graphic
formats will most certainly not work.
Almost every tag is structured with one opening (ie, <xx>) and one
closing (ie, </xx>) tag, the noteable difference being the forward slash.
The most apparent exception to the rule of opening and closing tags is the
forced line feed (<BR>) - this tag never requires a closing. In other
words, </BR> does not exist!
Here is a mini tag/structure guideline:
- <HTML> (this is the very first tag in a document)
- <HEAD> (this is the second tag in a document - all coding that will
not "appear" as part of your page will go in here)
- <TITLE> (Place the title of your page between these opening and
closing tags) </TITLE>
- </HEAD> (Use this tag to close the "head" [or coding that is not a
"visible" part of your site]. This tag usually falls just before the
- <BODY> (this is the opening tag for all content you wish to share
with your visitors)
- <B> (turns "bold" on)
- </B> (turns bold off)
- <P> (starts a paragraph)
- </P> (we close paragraphs but some people believe it isn't
- <I> (turns on italics)
- </I> (turns off italics)
- <U> (turns on underline)
- </U> (turns off underline)
- <H1> (starts header text)
- </H1> (turns off header text - experiment with <H1> through
<H5> - these are variations of possible header fonts)
- <A HREF="http://www.vonHuene.net/html.html"> making your web
page</A> (is the structure for the hyperlink to take you to this
making your web page document. If you look at the
"address" or "location" window of your browser, you will see the full URL (web
site address) of this page is "http://www.vonHuene.net/html.html".
- <IMG SRC="the_name_of_your_image.extension">
([where "extension" is either .jpg or .gif - depending upon your image] inserts
your image into your document - there is NO closing tag for an image)
the coding to make a clickable "mail to" on your page - this code allows people
to launch their browser's mail program and write to
from your page)
- </BODY> (Closes the public portion of your document) - this is the
second-to-last entry on any HTML document
- </HTML> (closes your document - this should be the last entry on your
Remember, there are MANY more tags than those shown here and there are MANY
excellent HTML help pages out there
Graphics may be obtained in a number of ways. You may create them or you may
use graphics from
giveaway sites like
this one. Some sites offer finished graphics while others provide blank
buttons which you can customize for your own needs. Please be aware of and
respect terms and conditions on giveaway sites. Download images you use to your
own web space. A search of the internet can yield a
plethora of graphic giveaway sites.
UPLOADING TO YOUR WEB SPACE:
To place files in your web space you may use your favourite FTP client.
Netscape is very good for uploading files to your space. To log on to
your web space use the following expression in the "Location" window of your
browser:ftp://your_user_name@vonHuene.net - press
enter. You will be prompted for your password. Enter it and you will be
presented with a series of folders. Place your files in the folder called
"public_html". Files outside of this directory cannot be viewed by the
MS Internet Explorer makes creating new folders and deleting files
and folders on your server a breeze. Into the "Address" window of your
browser, you would enter
ftp://your_user_name@vonHuene.net and then proceed
to log into your web area as with Netscape.
We cannot recommend a given FTP client at this time. For information
about FTP clients,
HERE FOR WINDOWS NT
HERE FOR WINDOWS 98
HERE FOR WINDOWS 95
HERE FOR MAC